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Old June 4th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #361
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hmm...not ugly but the blue/green cladding was better i think
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Old June 4th, 2008, 11:52 PM   #362
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I took this shot yesterday from the Kuwait Towers, it was pretty dusty (this is only a small section of the Skyline, it really is booming):

This tower is damn bulky in person akin to 2IFC, a real big boy and it's going to dominate over Liberation Tower (which ain't exactly short):



Took these today:







And on a side note, this is a pretty awesome twisting tower going up nearby, it twists like a mofo from some angles, but in the car I only got a quick shot. This is a stunner in real life:



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Old June 11th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #363
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Took this one today:

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Old June 12th, 2008, 01:56 PM   #364
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tooooooooooooooooooooo slow

sorry kuwait
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 06:26 PM   #365
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 09:32 PM   #366
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Kuwait skyscraper takes shape
Monday 23 Jun 2008


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SOM designed Al Hamra carves a landmark to overlook Kuwait

SOM’s Al Hamra design for Kuwait’s tallest skyscraper has begun its realisation as, at 34 stories and 161 m high in its construction phase, it is now visible from miles around. Due to rise to 412 m in height, Al Hamra will be the world’s tallest ‘sculpted’ tower and Kuwait’s tallest skyscraper creating a dramatic focal point that is visible throughout the city.

On the outside the tower curves like a curled newspaper to its highest point with the outer north, west and east curve fully glazed and the inner curve a solid sculpted barrier from the harsh desert sun to the south. From inside, the office tower benefits from views across the city and the Arabian Gulf.

The geometry of the interior wall is generated and responds to the need to minimize solar heat gain. This wall not only protects the building from critical environmental conditions but also takes on the role of the structural spine of the building. The point at the apex of the tower not only resolves this complex geometry of the carved flared walls but also implies the continuation of the sculptural form infinitely upwards.

The tower will welcome tenants with a soaring 24-meter tall lobby with a high articulated lamella structure, or membrane, which supports the tower above and articulates the space below. The structure provides continuity from the building to its footing and acts as a strengthening component while being completely integrated with the structure.

Facilities at the tower will include 6 levels of retail; a rooftop garden held above the retail sector; the largest business centre within Kuwait at 2,400 sq m buildup and 1,800 sq m leasable; a Sky Lounge restaurant; 40 elevators to help you reach those dizzying heights; two refuge floors which can be used in an emergency and a multi-storey car park.

With the collaboration of (Turner International) and (Ahmadiah Contr.) SOM hope to reach completion of the project by the 3rd quarter of 2010.

www.worldarchitecturenews.com


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Construction pictures:

By CrazY on SSC from the 17th of August





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Old June 23rd, 2008, 09:41 PM   #367
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tooooooooooooooooooooo slow

sorry kuwait
Check out the progress of Al-Hamra Tower in 8-months period of time (From 29-10-07 to 20-06-08):


Good things need time to make!
Plus, the shape of the tower is tricky and needs lots of patince as I see!!!
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 09:48 PM   #368
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next to Dubai, my favorite mid-east city
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 09:53 PM   #369
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Took this one today:
Locke, I loved all the photos you posted lately... Great angles too...
Good job, man!


And thanks Crazy for the post!
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Old June 24th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #370
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This tower is amazing, defies completely the gravity
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Old June 24th, 2008, 09:43 PM   #371
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very nice, and it is progressing smoothly
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Old June 24th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #372
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Check out the progress of Al-Hamra Tower in 8-months period of time (From 29-10-07 to 20-06-08):
What's going on with the 25th & 26th February Towers before the Al Hamnra tower. Are they on hold?
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Old June 24th, 2008, 09:47 PM   #373
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Check out the progress of Al-Hamra Tower in 8-months period of time (From 29-10-07 to 20-06-08):


Good things need time to make!
Plus, the shape of the tower is tricky and needs lots of patince as I see!!!

This is going too slow??? I dont want to regurgitate what was just said, but I have an overwhelming desire to say, you are wrong - This tower is flying along (especially when you consider the shape of this beast)!!!
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Old June 24th, 2008, 10:41 PM   #374
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What's going on with the 25th & 26th February Towers before the Al Hamnra tower. Are they on hold?
Yes, they are...

I remember that one of our friends in the Kuwaiti Section said that they are waiting for the approval from the local authorities to add extra floors to the under construction project (may be 10 floors more)... But it seems it took a long time to do so...

It should be topped out now...
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Old June 26th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #375
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26th, June, 2008:

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Old June 29th, 2008, 04:52 AM   #376
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Great stuff.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 06:12 AM   #378
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wow amazing design!
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Old June 30th, 2008, 07:26 AM   #379
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I love this tower. One of the best designs I have ever seen!
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 06:57 PM   #380
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